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U.S. Embassy announces the 2023-2024 Kennedy-Lugar YES program

Update : 11 Oct 2022, 12:52

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2023-2024 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program.  The YES program provides merit-based scholarships for Bangladeshi secondary students (between the ages of 15-17 years old) to spend one academic year studying at an American high school, living with a host family, and sharing their culture with Americans and students from other countries.   

Since 2004, 450 Bangladeshi students have served as youth ambassadors through the YES program.  For the 2022-2023 academic year, 23 students from Dhaka, Chattogram, Mymensingh, Jashore, Cumilla, Munshiganj and Bogura are currently studying at different American high schools located across United States including states such as New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, Idaho, Iowa, and Texas. 

Established in 2002, the YES program was created by the late U.S. Senators Edward M. Kennedy and Richard Lugar to give young people from around the world the opportunity to live with American host families and attend high schools to learn about American society and values.  Since then, over 13,000 students from 37 countries have participated in the YES program.   

The applications are due on Monday, November 14, 2022. For additional information and to apply, visit   

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